A New Look
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Very much indicative of a certain historical moment in the ongoing analysis of female sexuality, this was the first book to tackle the question of female fetishism, which psychoanalytic theory often excluded even as a possibility. This book contains a wealth of material about fetishistic practices, and the authors suggest that Freudian phallocentrism has prevented analysts from seeing the evidence before their eyes.
Lorraine Gamman lectures in Cultural Studies and Product Design at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design. She co-edited The Female Gaze: Women as Viewers of Popular Culture, 1988.
Merja Makinen lectures in English and History of Ideas at Middlesex University. She is co-author of Joyce Cary: A Descriptive Bibliography.
‘Gamman and Makinen have broken into a great bank of meaning and offer us an original, liberating interpretation in what should become a standard of cultural and psychoanalytical studies’
Elizabeth Young, The Guardian